4 Responses

  1. Fantastic!

    Reminds me of a story Paramahansa Yogananda once told about Master Mahasaya, the revered disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. The boy, Yogananda had made a flower garland for his teacher but Master Mahasaya refused to let him put it on him and bow to him. Finally, “m” as he called himself, permitted Yogananda to place it on him in homage to The One who lived inside him.

      • Thank you, Juan. I’m truly honored because I hold you in such high regard. I’m so enjoying your translations of these beautiful “Omar Khayyam” poems. Paramahansa Yogananda felt they’d been utterly misunderstood for centuries and wrote a book about it, “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam Explained.” Your translations let their truth shine.

  2. Made me think of the poem you posted a month ago with the line “get up and grab that bottle”. The reaching for the bottle is reaching for the divine. The looking to the idol is looking to the divine. This reaching and looking is itself divine. The thing in you that seeks is actually the holy thing you’re looking for.

Comments are closed.